• Melissa Layton is a custom maternity, newborn, baby, children and family photographer located in Harleysville, Pennsylvania and serves both Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the surrounding areas including Lansdale, Skippack, Pottstown, Hatfield and beyond. Her residential studio is located just one mile off the Lansdale exit on the Pennsylvania turnpike.

Baby Mazzen, 11 days old | Collegeville PA Newborn Photographer

Mid-February I met little Miss Mazzen, 11 days after she was delivered at Paoli Hospital. She had to spend a few days in the NICU when she first arrived, but when I met her she was happy and healthy, and slept like a dream! Mom & Dad wanted to keep her gender a surprise, but they were secretly convinced she was a boy, and they got the greatest surprise ever when the doctors announced Mazzen was a girl! They had chosen her name 8 years ago, and were going to use it regardless of her gender. The amazing thing is they kept the name a secret from their friends and family all this time!

I am so partial to soft, subtle tones but it was fun to have parents who want bold colors.  Little Mazzen’s nursery is orange, white and gray, so we went with those colors with a request from mom to add a pop of teal to compliment another room in the house.  Well – I was scratching my head the night before prepping this session!  I have to say, Mom was thrilled with the color combos and I was excited to have touched my baby toe in the waters of bold color:)

My favorite image is the grey wrap on the white backdrop.  I think it is so soft and pretty.  I know Mom and Dad felt the same as this was their “big” print.  Much to my surprise . . . I kind of love the orange one:) It is everything I hoped it would be for mom.  Little Mazzen seemed to like it – she posed just perfect for me!

Mom wrote a message for Mazzen:

“We are so blessed to have her and so happy to be a family of 6 – 3 dogs & 3 people. We cannot wait to be there for every milestone & new discovery in Mazz’s life!”

John & Holly Ann thank you for trusting me with your beautiful little girl and for pushing me outside my comfort zone with your color palette! I loved every moment of this shoot starting with the preparation and styling. I hope to see you again soon!

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Thank you so much to Mazzen’s mom and dad, for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session.  If you are looking for a Collegeville PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out!  If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns!  It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this summer!  It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Baby Mae, 8 days old | Downingtown PA Newborn Photographer

In early Febrary, Little Miss Margaret “Mae” Marie came to the studio 8 days after she was delivered at Paoli Hospital. Adorable Mae was a pleasure to have here.  You can already see that she is going to have mom’s auburn hair!  I loved that mom wanted to mix in some soft aqua.  Hey – I love pink and purple as much as the next girl but it’s fun to mix it up every now and then!

The studio renovation has been quite a change but my favorite part has defiantly been the addition of my cream wood wall and floor.  I adore the way it photographs and allows me to just add a soft pop of color.  Little Mae was sweet as can be in my little bucket – add a little pop of color and yeah . . . just the perfect image to capture all of her cuteness:)I also really like the images with the cream knit hat – I just think she looks like a little cherub and the images on the pale aqua blanket – they were some of mom & dad’s favorites as well.

Mae is named after Mom Caitlin’s grandmother, Margaret. They decided to call her “Mae” for short, because it seemed like a timeless name that is not too overdone. When they found out she was a girl through an elective ultrasound at 17 weeks, they were so exccited. They called and told everyone they knew, then had Mae’s doggie “brothers” Simon & Louis dress up in pink bows and put that picture on Facebook to tell everyone else!

A message from Mae’s parents:

Your mommy & daddy want you to be a strong, confident and gracious person. You are such a blessing in our lives. You’ve only been here 8 days, but we don’t know how life was before you!

Thank you Caitlin & Dan for bringing Mae to meet me. I can’t wait to see you again soon!

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Thank you so much to Mae’s mom and dad, for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session.  If you are looking for a Downingtown PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out!  If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns!  It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this summer!  It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Baby Makena, 1 year old | Spring City PA Child Photographer

Baby Makena came to see me on the first day of February for her first birthday shoot. I’ve been with this family since their son was born, and I know Makena was such a welcomed addition. I’ve watched their family grow and the kids develop little personalities as they come back every few months.

I love the shots on the cream bench. It was very important to mom and dad to have sort of a “then and now” image like we did with Makena’s older brother. We used this bench at Makena’s newborn session. She was just a tiny bean with her little tush in the air. Now look at this big girl! She is turning into such a beautiful little lady. We of course had to break out some frilly skirts and girlie stuff:)

I love that their parents value photography the way I do. It’s so important to document this time – it goes so fast. I look at my 8 & 6 yr old and wonder when the heck THAT happened. It really does seem like yesterday that they were babies. LOL – now we are fully in the trenches of eye rolling, back talking and roughhousing with each other! I wouldn’t change it for the world . . . . I figure I’ll sleep again in a few years:)

Funny coincidence, and of course it has nothing to do with photography – Dad and I share a love for Hawaii . . . who wouldn’t – RIGHT?! My husband and I have been to Maui and also Kauai (pre-kids) and we were smitten. So it’s always fun to chat with dad about the beauty of the Islands – especially with this horribly cold, miserable winter we’ve been having. I don’t know about you but I am totally over the cold. I’ll take Hawaii any day!!!

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Thank you so much to Makena’s mom and dad, for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session.  If you are looking for a Spring City PA Child Photographer, be sure to check me out!  If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns!  It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as July!  It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Baby Talia & Big Sister Layna | Doylestown PA Child Photographer

At the very end of January, Talia came in for her 1 year session and brought big sister Layna along. Layna is age 4 now and I’ve working with this family since she was a newborn. Watching families grow with me is a wonderful bonus of this job and I have truly enjoyed my time with them so far. I have to say – Jaime and Izzat make beautiful little girls! I adore Layna’s beautiful dark eyes (can anyone say LASHES!) and that amazing long hair and Talia has these cute little cheeks and those wavy locks. Such cuties:)

The girls were soooo sweet, and little Talia was quite the girl on the go! When she did sit still, she just looked at us – very serious. We pulled out all the stops but finally hit the funny spot – YEAH!!!!!!! I absolutely love the image of the two girls together:)If you look close, you might be able to see the Duck Tape holding Talia in one place for more than 2 minutes!!!! Obviously – I’m totally kidding but that was exactly what we needed for this session. I can’t wait to see them again at their next milestone!

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Thank you so much to Layna & Talia’s mom and dad, for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session.  If you are looking for an Doylestown PA Child Photographer, be sure to check me out!  If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns!  It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out this summer!  It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Oliver, 4 months old | Hereford PA child photographer

Little Mr. Oliver came back to visit me in late January of this year. I met his family at his Mom’s maternity session, and I got to meet him at his newborn session. This is my favorite part of being a photographer, I love seeing these babies get bigger and families grow together!

I love his images on the cream fur – I love the simplicity of these types of set-ups. It’s truly just about the baby. It’s such a fun time, when all they want to do is grab their feet and chew on their toes. It’s such a classic “baby” stage. However, This little guy kept moving around and flashing me:). . . . we have to keep these images PG so we had a little chat! He was a perfect angel after that.

Mr. Oliver, I can’t wait to see you again as you get older and reach your next baby milestones!!
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Thank you so much to Oliver’s mom and dad, for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session.  If you are looking for a  PA Child Photographer, be sure to check me out!  If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns!  It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as July!  It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

April 15, 2014 - 7:31 pm

Pam woznick-shawley - Beautiful pictures!